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Shipping in an estuary: PD.48-1959

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Shipping in an estuary


Draughtsman: Velde, Willem II van de (Attributed to)




History note: From the collection of Paul Sandby (1725-1809); William Esdaile (1758-1837) (Lugt 2617); Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) (Lugt 2445)

Measurements and weight

Height: 112 mm
Width: 196 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1959-05) by Knowles, Guy John Fenton


According to Sir Bruce Ingram the drawing is an authentic work by the Younger van de Velde, where the pen and ink is conerned, but holds the view that the grey wash has been added by a later hand

School or Style


Materials used in production

Grey wash
Dark brown ink

Components of the work

Support composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and dark brown ink, grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W vanderveldt (in William Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: On the old mount
  • Text: S W - 445 / ... (Sa)ndby' s Colln 1811 ... P 106 - N (in William Esdaile's hand)
  • Location: Verso

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.48-1959
Primary reference Number: 5492
Lugt: 2617
Lugt: 2445
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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